|Foaled||April 6, 1983|
|Owner||Henryk de Kwiatkowski|
|Peter Pan Stakes (1986)|
Pegasus Stakes (1986) Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1986)
|Last updated on May 15, 2007|
Owned and bred by Henryk de Kwiatkowski under his Kennelot Stables banner, Danzig Connection was sired by Kwaitkowski's champion, Danzig. His dam Gdynia (sired by Sir Ivor) was a moderate racehorse but a good broodmare who also produced the Dwyer Stakes winner Roi Danzig. She was a distant female-line descendant of La France, an American broodmare who was the ancestor of dam of Phalanx, Johnstown and Decidedly.
Danzig Connection raced at age two in 1985. At the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, he defeated Storm Cat to capture the World Appeal Stakes. The two colts then reversed positions in the Meadowlands' Young America Stakes.
As a three-year-old, in May 1986 Danzig Connection won the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park under jockey Pat Day. The biggest win of his career came under jockey Chris McCarron when he won the 1986 Belmont Stakes, defeating Ferdinand and giving trainer Stephens his record fifth straight Belmont victory. From there, the colt went on to finish fourth in the Suburban Handicap. He was third to winner Wise Times in the Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and second to him in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. At the Meadowlands, he won September's Pegasus Stakes over Broad Brush and Ogygian. Finally, in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, his career finale, Danzig Connection was third to the winner Creme Fraiche, also trained by Woody Stephens.
|Northern Dancer (CAN)
|Pas de Nom (USA)
|Admiral's Voyage||Crafty Admiral|
|Sir Ivor (USA)
|Princequillo (IRE)||Prince Rose|
|Jaconda (Family: 17-b)|